Definition of corrosive
- corrosive acids
- corrosive action
- the corrosive effects of alcoholism
- corrosive satire
She argues that racism is dangerous and corrosive to society.
a corrosive satire on the fashion industry and its movers and shakers
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: causing damage to metal or other materials through a chemical process
: causing someone or something to become weak and damaged
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